Leda & the Swan    

Table of Contents    

Literature  

Illuminating Manuscripts

About the Author

Novel Thoughts

Leda's Online Library

 

Music

The Harpsichord

History of Harmony

Johann Sebastian Bach

Man of Genius

Links


Alessandro Scarlatti

Links

Travel

A Lecterphile in Florence

Do You Know Florence?

 

Fine Art

Museo Virtuale

Faces of Leda

Every Vermeer in the World

   

 

A Lecterphile in Florence - A Virtual Guided Tour

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Image # 1

Firenze City View

Firenze City View

View of Florence from the upper level at the Piazelli Michelangelo. Note: This is where they did the Today show interview with Matt Lauer.

 


Image # 2

Firenze Second View

Firenze Second View

View of Florence highlighting the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, and Duomo from the Piazelli Michelangelo.

 


Image # 3

Firenze Third View

Firenze Third View

Different view from Piazelli Michelangelo.

 


Image # 4

Firenze Fourth View

Firenze Fourth View

Close up shot of Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio from Piazelli Michelangelo.

 


Image # 5

Reproduction of David in Piazelli Michelangelo

Reproduction of David in Piazelli Michelangelo

Original is in the Galleria Dell’Accademia.

 


Image # 6

Forte di Belvedere

Forte di Belvedere

Taken from the Piazelli Michelangelo. Closest I could get since the Fort itself was closed when we were there.

 


Image # 7

Forte di Belvedere - tighter angle of previous shot

Forte di Belvedere - tighter angle of previous shot

 


Image # 8

Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the Piazelli Michelangelo with the Arno in the foreground.

 


Image # 9

Duomo & Tower of Palazzo Vecchio

Duomo & Tower of Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the Piazelli Michelangelo.

 


Image # 10

Duomo

Duomo

Taken from the Piazelli Michelangelo.

 


Image # 11

Duomo Seen from the Palazzo Vecchio

Duomo Seen from the Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from an observation area in the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

 


Image # 12

Duomo Dome

Duomo Dome

Also taken from the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

 


Image # 13

Duomo - Detail View

Duomo - Detail View

Closer view of the Dome and Chapels at the East End from the street.

 


Image # 14

Duomo - Closer Detail Shot

Duomo - Closer Detail Shot

Closer view of previous shot with more detail of windows and work on outside of building.

 


Image # 15

Duomo - Main Entrance

Duomo - Main Entrance

 


Image # 16

Duomo Facade

Duomo Facade

Face of the Duomo from the street, looking up above main entrance.

 


Image # 17

Duomo Campanile

Duomo Campanile

View looking up from the street.

 


Image # 18

Duomo from Giardino di Boboli

Duomo from Giardino di Boboli

The closet thing to the view from the Belvedere when the fort is CLOSED, taken from a very narrow ledge at a café in the gardens.

 


Image # 19

Giardino di Boboli

Giardino di Boboli

View of the gardens after a HORRID climb up from the entrance.

 


Image # 20

Grotto at Boboli Gardens

Grotto at Boboli Gardens

Entrance to the grotto.

 


Image # 21

Palazzo Vecchio - Front

Palazzo Vecchio - Front

Taken from the Piazza Della Signoria.

 


Image # 22

Palazzo Vecchio - Side

Palazzo Vecchio - Side

Taken from the left side of the building.

 


Image # 23

Sala dei Gigli

Sala dei Gigli

Close up of windows of  the Salon of the Lilies... near as I can tell.

 


Image # 24

Campanile of the Palazzo Vecchio

Campanile of the Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the rooftop Café in the Uffizi.

 


Image # 25

Palazzo Vecchio Courtyard

Palazzo Vecchio Courtyard

  


Image # 26

Palazzo Vecchio Campanile

Palazzo Vecchio Campanile

Taken looking up from the center of the courtyard.

 


Image # 27

Piazza Della Signoria from Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza Della Signoria from Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

 


Image # 28

Rooftop of Café of Uffizi over Loggia dei Lanzi

Rooftop of Café of Uffizi over Loggia dei Lanzi

Taken from the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio.

 


Image # 29

Uffizi Rooftop Café

Uffizi Rooftop Café

Closer view of the café, again taken from the Palazzo Vecchio.

 


Image # 30

Uffizi from Palazzo Vecchio

Uffizi from Palazzo Vecchio

Arno Corridor flanked by East & West corridors.

 


Image # 31

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio from a wide angle with the Campanile of the Palazzo Vecchio visible in the background.

 


Image # 32

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Taken from the Ponte Trinte.

 


Image # 33

Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi

Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi

Taken from the Arno Corridor in the Uffizi.

 


Image # 34

Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio from the Uffizi

Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio from the Uffizi

View of Duomo & Campanile of Palazzo Vecchio framed by the East & West Corridors of the Uffizi, taken from the Arno Corridor.

 


Image # 35

Santa Croce from the Palazzo Vecchio

Santa Croce from the Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the tower.

 


Image # 36

Santa Croce Facade

Santa Croce Facade

Taken from street.

 


Image # 37

Santa Croce Campanile

Santa Croce Campanile

Taken looking up from street.

 


Image # 38

Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella

Facade taken from Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

 


Image # 39

Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella

Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella

Entrance to the Farmacia taken from across the Via della Scale.

 


Image # 40

Il Porcellino

Il Porcellino

Statue sitting at the entrance of the Mercato Nuovo.

 


Image # 41

Il Porcellino

Il Porcellino

Same pig, different view - I think there’s something about rubbing his snout for luck.

 


Image # 42

Santa Felicita

Santa Felicita

Taken from across the street. The Capponi Family Chapel is to the right of the entrance.

 


Image # 43

Capponi Crypt

Capponi Crypt

Just inside gate of Santa Felicita.

 


Image # 44

Via de Bardi

Via de Bardi

Taken on the street corner, near the Ponte Vecchio.

 


Image # 45

Santo Spirito from Palazzo Vecchio

Santo Spirito from Palazzo Vecchio

Taken from the tower.

 


Image # 46

Santo Spirito from Giardino di Boboli

Santo Spirito from Giardino di Boboli

Again, taken after a HELLISH climb.

 


Image # 47

Santo Spirito from across the Arno

Santo Spirito from across the Arno

Taken at dusk just across the Ponte Alla Grazie.

 


Image # 48

Florence from the Hotel Villa Belvedere

Florence from the Hotel Villa Belvedere

Looking out over the city from the hotel balcony  -  you can just see the Duomo through the trees on the right.

 


Image # 49

Duomo from balcony of Hotel Villa Belvedere

Duomo from balcony of Hotel Villa Belvedere

Tight shot of Duomo through the trees.  

 


 




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